The Linux Terminal Emulation Window Interface

ou “open” a Linux terminal emulation window “on” a Linux desktop to get to the prompt so you can run commands.

Here are some great tips you may never have considered when working in Linux terminal emulation windows.

 

Linux Terminal Emulation Window Interface

A Linux window has a border around it, a scroll bar with scroll arrows at on the right side and three “buttons” in the top right corner of it.

 

The Minimize, Maximize and Close Buttons On A Window

There are the three “buttons” named Minimize, download emulators for pc Maximize and Close at the top right of any terminal emulation window.

The top right button is used to close a window, the middle button is used to maximize a window so that it fills the screen (which helps you to see more!), and the left button is used to minimize the window so that it is still available, but is “in the background” and doesn’t cover anything on the Linux desktop.

 

Moving From One Linux Terminal Emulation Window To Another Window

Here’s an easy way to move from one Linux terminal emulation window to another: just press and hold down the Alt key, press the Tab key until the window that you need appears, and then let go of both keys.

To close a window you can: click on the “X” in the top right corner of the window, or type in: exit and press Enter, or press Ctrl+d.

 

Opening And Working In More Than One Linux Terminal Emulation Window

You can open more than one terminal emulation window on the Linux desktop at a time – and this is great!

This allows you to run Linux System Administration commands in one window and also run commands to do other tasks in other windows, such as run commands to view documentation files, or run a command to see the memory usage in your system.

 

Copying From One Linux Terminal Emulation Window To Another

On some Linux desktops, you can copy the text of a Linux command, or the output of a command, from one terminal emulation window and paste it in another.

To do this, you select text with your mouse in one window and press Ctrl+c to copy it – or right-click in the window and select Copy to copy it – and then press Alt+Tab to go to the other window and press Ctrl+v to paste it – or right-click in the window and select Paste to paste it!

The concepts covered in this Linux Commands Training Quick Tips article apply to the Red Hat, Fedora, Slackware, Ubuntu, and Debian distributions – and ALL other Linux distributions!